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Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Higher Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

RA linked to increased risk for developing diabetes; association remained in sensitivity analysis

Survey: Rheumatic Diseases Pose Routine Challenges

Patient survey shows challenges with affordability, activity limitations, mental health

Oral Steroids May Raise Risks for Diabetes, HTN, VTE in Children

But absolute risks for these complications still low among children receiving glucocorticoids

Genetically Predicted BMI Increases Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Effect consistent across sensitivity analyses and comparable for men and women

Individuals With Diabetes Have Increased Risk for Falls

Risk for falls higher in adjusted analysis for individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Glucocorticoids Linked to Hospitalized Infection Risk in RA

Risk for hospitalized infections up for patients with RA receiving DMARDs with continued glucocorticoid use

Hip Implant Survival Tied to Implant Choice

Implant selection easier to change than technical skills or system factors, authors say

Botox for TMJ Disorder Does Not Affect Jaw Bone Density

Low-dose botulinum toxin injections for jaw, facial pain not linked to short-term bone changes

Adding Belimumab Improves Renal Outcome in Lupus Nephritis

Odds of primary efficacy renal response, complete renal response increased at week 104

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Tied to Worse Bone Health

Findings strongest for development of vertebral fracture